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Lycoming College Hosts Local Foods Dinner
Features Local Farms, Sustains Local Agriculture

WHAT: Williamsport, PA, September 6, 2013 - More than 1,100 students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Lycoming College’s ’s 2nd Local Foods Dinner on September 24, 2013, featuring farm- fresh food procured and prepared by Lycoming’s dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining, to help support and sustain local agriculture, artisans and producers of food.

Participating and supporting local food dinners is an extension of FarmSource™, a Parkhurst sustainable buy local program. Through FarmSource™, Parkhurst and its parent organization, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, purchases $23.6 million in food and beverage purchases from more than 250 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 150-mile radius of its dining services locations.

Parkhurst dining team members also tour many of these farms to help plant and harvest crops in their efforts to personally know their food sources. Just this past summer, team members from Lycoming toured Susquehanna Mills of Montoursville, PA, a provider of natural cooking oils pressed from locally grown crops. Susquehanna presses an assorted variety of oil crops such as canola, sunflower and soybean to name a few. Parkhurst purchases their GMO Free canola oil as the primary ingredient in making their house-made salad dressings. In addition to supporting FarmSource™, Susquehanna Mills compliments "Know your Source,”a Parkhurst program that dives into the growing, labor and sustainable practices of the farms and producers of food that Parkhurst utilizes at Lycoming. Going to the source of our supply is an awesome way for Parkhurst team members to tell the story behind the product!

Students and faculty will enjoy a farm-fresh, delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Frank Hummel and the dining team featuring many of the local farms and producers we partner with including:

  • Dries Orchard, local Apples and Pears, Sunbury, PA
  • Georgie Bagels, Williamsport, PA
  • Schneider Valley Farms, local Dairy and Ice Cream, Williamsport, PA
  • Pocono Produce, local Vegetables, Northeastern, PA
  • Susquehanna Mills, local grower and producer of oils, Montoursville, PA
  • Clemens Food Group, Hatfield Farms, Pork, Hatfield, PA
  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim, PA

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24th, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

WHERE:

Lycoming College, Wertz Dining Hall 
700 College Place, 
Williamsport, PA 17701
Onsite Contacts: Leslie Ekstrand: 570-329-1289; 
Frank Hummel: 570-329-1293

About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1educational institution by U.S. News &World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. www.lycoming.edu.

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

Lycoming College Hosts Local Foods Dinner
Features Local Farms, Sustains Local Agriculture

WHAT: Williamsport, PA, September 6, 2013 - More than 1,100 students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Lycoming College’s ’s 2nd Local Foods Dinner on September 24, 2013, featuring farm- fresh food procured and prepared by Lycoming’s dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining, to help support and sustain local agriculture, artisans and producers of food.

Participating and supporting local food dinners is an extension of FarmSource™, a Parkhurst sustainable buy local program. Through FarmSource™, Parkhurst and its parent organization, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, purchases $23.6 million in food and beverage purchases from more than 250 of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food within a 150-mile radius of its dining services locations.

Parkhurst dining team members also tour many of these farms to help plant and harvest crops in their efforts to personally know their food sources. Just this past summer, team members from Lycoming toured Susquehanna Mills of Montoursville, PA, a provider of natural cooking oils pressed from locally grown crops. Susquehanna presses an assorted variety of oil crops such as canola, sunflower and soybean to name a few. Parkhurst purchases their GMO Free canola oil as the primary ingredient in making their house-made salad dressings. In addition to supporting FarmSource™, Susquehanna Mills compliments "Know your Source,”a Parkhurst program that dives into the growing, labor and sustainable practices of the farms and producers of food that Parkhurst utilizes at Lycoming. Going to the source of our supply is an awesome way for Parkhurst team members to tell the story behind the product!

Students and faculty will enjoy a farm-fresh, delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Frank Hummel and the dining team featuring many of the local farms and producers we partner with including:

  • Dries Orchard, local Apples and Pears, Sunbury, PA
  • Georgie Bagels, Williamsport, PA
  • Schneider Valley Farms, local Dairy and Ice Cream, Williamsport, PA
  • Pocono Produce, local Vegetables, Northeastern, PA
  • Susquehanna Mills, local grower and producer of oils, Montoursville, PA
  • Clemens Food Group, Hatfield Farms, Pork, Hatfield, PA
  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim, PA

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24th, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

WHERE:

Lycoming College, Wertz Dining Hall 
700 College Place, 
Williamsport, PA 17701
Onsite Contacts: Leslie Ekstrand: 570-329-1289; 
Frank Hummel: 570-329-1293

About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1educational institution by U.S. News &World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. www.lycoming.edu.

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience. www.parkhurstdining.com.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com